Senior Web Designer Salary

Senior Web Designers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $69K per year. Compensation ranges from $49K on the lower end to $102K per year on the higher end. Total incomes of Senior Web Designers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $10K from bonuses and close to $6K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $49K and $102K. Residence and years of experience each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men working as Senior Web Designers who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$49,624 - $96,435
$50K
$69K
$96K
MEDIAN: $69,191
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$17.68 - $76.03
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$76
MEDIAN: $37.96
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,624 - $96,435  
   
Bonus
$487.05 - $9,924  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $5,750  
Commission
$0.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,170 - $102,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 472
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$17.68 - $76.03  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.13  
Overtime
$27.63 - $92.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$487.05 - $9,924  
   
Commission
$0.00  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $5,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,170 - $102,093  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Senior Web Designer

A senior web designer is responsible for designing and implementing websites for one or more companies. Depending on the size and structure of their firm, the "senior" designation may refer to either how long they have been employed by their firm or their position relative to other designers; a senior web designer may be a leader for a team of designers as well.

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Senior Web Designer Tasks

  • Conceptualize, create, develop, design and produce web promotions using graphics design software.
  • Interprets creative "look" of each promotion and builds, develops layouts of those materials assigned.
  • Ensure creative elements are inline with brand requirements.

Common Career Paths for Senior Web Designer


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As Senior Web Designers transition into upper-level roles such as User Experience Director, they may see a strong upturn in salary. User Experience Directors earn $132K on average per year. Senior Web Designers typically move into roles as Creative Directors or User Experience Designers, and those positions pay $12K more and $4K more, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Senior Web Designer


Senior Web Designers report using a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Flash, User Interface Design, Adobe Dreamweaver, and JavaScript are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Web Development, HTML, and Graphic Design. It is often found that people who know Web Design are also skilled in User Interface Design and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). Those familiar with Adobe Photoshop also tend to know Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and User Interface Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Web Designer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $60K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Senior Web Designers who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $73K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $70,915

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 38 percent, Senior Web Designers in San Francisco receive some of the highest pay in the country. Senior Web Designers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+29 percent), New York (+23 percent), Seattle (+9 percent), and Washington (+8 percent). Senior Web Designers in Cincinnati take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 22 percent less than the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Chicago (13 percent lower) and Tampa (8 percent lower).

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Key Stats for Senior Web Designer

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Senior Web Designer Salaries

▲7%

▲3%

National Average
$71,000

▼1%

▼16%

Skills That Affect Senior Web Designer Salaries

Flash
▲12%



National Average
$71,000

▼1%




▼4%

▼4%


▼7%

▼7%


▼9%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 77 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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